Hello, I moved in this house with a ~19,000 gallon pool, with a salt system running. I have been testing the water, showing chlorine normal alkalinity high, and I don't remember PH level now.
Anyway, I used a water hardness test kit yesterday. My tap water is 10 gpg, considered medium hard I believe. But the pool water, man, I tell you, is at 42 gpg.
Anybody know if the salt and chlorine may be interfering with the result? Could this high hardness due to water condensation over time?
I do see quite some while flakes every week from my cleaner bag. Did they come from the salt water system's reaction plates as a by product of sodium to chlorine conversion? Or they are just a result of condensation from the water's high calcium content?
Is this the time to drain the pool and refill with the 10 pgm medium hardness water? Heard first time earlier today that pool water is supposed to be replaced over every x years.
I am new to pool and will be doing a lot reading here soon. Pls forgive me for questions that might have been answered. I have a few quick decisions to make including whether to install a softener and why.
THANK YOU ALL!